Tag: elections

The Dutch disease

Coming ahead of the French presidential elections in April and the German national election in…

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Yahya Jammeh’s tribalism

The Gambia’s outgoing President, Yahya Jammeh, appears to be going nowhere slowly. After conceding defeat…

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Kabila’s impasse

There is a nervous crescendo building up on the streets of Kinshasa ahead of December…

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Congo blues

Last month, on September 19, protestors descended on the streets of Kinshasa–the capital of the…

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‘Til death do us part

The Bongo family has ruled the central African country of Gabon uninterrupted for 49 years.…

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Uganda’s chemical elections

Tear gas – the English term – is frequently overheard in everyday conversation in Kampala. Its chemical formula is a semi-permanent climatic feature in the capital. Residents exchange advice on…

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